(Closed) The dress was not what I expected

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Southerngirl4234:  I did the exact opposite of you, I went in looking for a plain chiffon flowing gown with no train or an a-line. Came out with a lace and emroidered empire line with a train. Ho hum.

Funny what suits you in person isn’t it?

Post # 4
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes!!! I went dress shopping yesterday and said yes to this dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Ball-Gown-with-Dropped-Waist-CES329_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Oleg-Cassini

That’s something I NEVER would have imagined myself wearing. I thought I would have  wanted more blingly beading all over the dress and a fit and flare dress with color. But when I found the dress, I knew. I tried on other dresses before and after this dress (5 total and this was the 3rd one) but I knew this dress was it… So I said yes to it!

Post # 5
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know the feeling. I swore up and down that I would get a halter gown- I didn’t think I could pull off strapless at my size. And I wanted something flowy and light like tulle or chiffon- I ended up with an ivory lace strapless gown.

As long as you got that “feeling” you chose the right dress!

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t go a full 180 but i def picked one i probably wouldn’t have if i saw it in a magazine. I didn’t even think i’d pick one with color or as big as i did. but when you know you know! 🙂

Post # 8
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Southerngirl4234:  I had tulle on my mind throughout my entire search and after trying on Tulle gown after Tulle gown, I wound up with a Shantung Satin ballgown.

Meanwhile, the dress itself on the model is borderline hideous.  I never would have given it a second look, but on me, it feels/looks much better.

Post # 9
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was completely sold on the idea that I would get a cap sleeved, keyhole back dress. I was pretty sure it would be lace, with little or no beading. If there was beading, I wanted it to be subtle. I tried others on, but I just knew that was what I was going to end up with. 

It took me trying on eight different dresses in that sort of style to realise that it wasn’t working for me. I’m 35, and knew I didn’t want to look like a princess in a huge ball gown. But the cap sleeve gowns made me look older than I wanted to look.

I ended up with a chiffon one-shoulder gown. There is obvious and fairly heavy beading on the strap, as well as an applique on the waist (it’s not a huge amount, but more obvious than I expected). I did kind of like the idea of one-shoulder gowns, but never thought it would work on me. And I wasn’t sure about chiffon, as I thought it would look too “sweet”. It ended up looking great all around.

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